In 2008, SoftBank Robotics released a revolutionary humanoid robot with an unusual talent; it can teach students. SoftBank developed NAO as a programmable, personal teaching assistant for enhanced learning engagement.
Far from being limited in scope, the NAO robot is capable of helping students of all ages and abilities. Let’s find out more about NAO and what makes it unique compared to other robots.
NAO is a humanoid robot first discovered and developed in France. Through integrated software, it is fully programmable to interact with humans. It can participate in social interactions, recognize faces, answer questions, play music, grab an object, even play soccer, and more.
This humanoid robot resembles a human with a head, torso, face with eyes and mouth, two arms, and two legs. It has microphones, sensors, and cameras, allowing it to hear, see, and communicate with humans. The NAO robot even comes in a compact size (about 58 cm / 23 in)!
NAO Robot For Education
The innovative NAO robot is utilized for robot-assistive learning, acting as a playful educational assistant and companion. It is ideal for both regular and special education programs for children.
Children of all ages and abilities are known to prefer interacting with robots and can even view NAO as a social being. The robot assists in teaching learners to meet lesson objectives.
It facilitates the content delivery process through its visual, audial, and movement capabilities. Students can learn lessons, participate in role-playing, and play educational games. Teacher facilitators can tailor instruction to individual student needs and track their progress.